Secondary Education

Joseph Burdock Named Northrop Grumman Scholar

Last Updated on Jul 29, 2014 at 9:15am | Secondary Education

Mr. Joseph Burdock, a 2014 graduate of Northern Garrett High School was recently selected as the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholar award recipient for Garrett County.  One scholarship is awarded in each of the 23 counties (and 1 in Baltimore City) each year.  This scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering program and who live in communities where Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems has a major presence. 
High-technology companies across the nation, like Northrop Grumman, continue to face a critical shortage of specialized engineering personnel. Through this scholarship effort, Northrop Grumman hopes to motivate some of the brightest and best students – with a background and interest in math and science – to consider the engineering professions. Individual scholarships of $10,000 divided into $2,500 increments over four years (ongoing eligibility requirements apply) are being awarded by Northrop Grumman to qualified graduating high school seniors in: Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City as well as 2 other scholarships in eight locations across the United States.
Joseph is a 2014 honors graduate of Northern High School. He is pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in the Honors Program at Frostburg State University with a minor in physics. Joseph received his Eagle Scout Award in 2011 followed by his bronze, gold, and silver palms. The palms represent the highest achievable rank in scouting. Winning the Chairman’s Award and Robot Competition at the Chesapeake Regional were the highlights of Joseph’s senior year as a drive team member for FRC Team 1629. He participated in Unified Bocce, soccer, and track throughout his high school career.